Imprecate

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Imprecate

1. To call down by prayer, as something hurtful or calamitous. Imprecate the vengeance of heaven on the guilty empire. (Mickle)

2. To invoke evil upon; to curse; to swear at. In vain we blast the ministers of fate, And the forlorn physicians imprecate. (Rochester)

Origin: L. Imprecatus, p. P. Of imprecari to imprecate; pref. Im- in, on _ precari to pray. See Pray.